Company Name BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD
Products Entered Eco & Fair Trade Animal Head Candles
Tell us about your business
The art/design team of Jackie Piper & Victoria Whitbread have a shared love of colour & material exploration. Discovering an old colour dictionary in a thrift shop began a journey to re-establish this long, forgotten brand.
A treasure trove of colour & rich history, revived in 2017; first established in 1931. All our designs are created in-house in London & have a Fair Trade, sustainable or eco provenance.
Tell us about the products you have entered
Inspired by our beloved logo featuring a noble lion - a collection of heraldic, sculptural animal heads, a nod to our historic colour Dictionary which refers to many of these archival and historical colours.
These unique, beautifully designed candles make a wonderful gift - they really are a piece of sculpture for the home. The original head sculptures were designed especially for us by the talented British wildlife artist, John Douglas Piper, based in Cambridge. Individually boxed in a sturdy kraft card (easily recycled) box, with incredibly long burn times, they burn with a tall clean flame, and no smoking or sooting.
The heads are individually hand poured in Indonesia, and are Fair Trade Made with no animal-derived ingredients, made from 100% Stearin Wax (Veg origin), pure cotton wicks and eco dyes.
With the use of eco and recyclable materials, product origin is more important than ever and these beautiful Fair Trade candles are ready to be part of the future of greener -gifting.
The art/design team of Jackie Piper & Victoria Whitbread have a shared love of colour & material exploration. Discovering an old colour dictionary in an Oxfam shop began a journey to re-establish this long-forgotten brand.
A treasure trove of colour & rich history first established 1931. Out of use since the 1950’s, they acquired & accurately scanned original colour dictionaries.
A digital colour reader established a profile for the many hundreds of colours created and logged in the 1930’s and these original colours & names are used in homeware and gift collections.
Derived and inspired from nature, flora & fauna, as well as semi-precious stones & spices, the main collections include many historic & special Royal colours, designed and used for coronations & special events.
Why did you choose to enter the GOTY competition? have you entered in the past and has it helped your brand grow?
We have entered for years! It is always such a boost to get shortlisted or even win! It's great to have the extra peer confirmation and the additional marketing opportunities it offers as the 'badge of honour' with the GOTY logo.
What other products will you be bringing to market in 2023
We always work with eco or sustainable materials, and we have a new collection launching in January 2023 that uses a material made from recycled cement sacks, but in a whole new way...!
Where can your products be purchased
Online direct at https://britishcolourstandard.co.uk/
or through are lovely stockists such as Liberty, lots of lovely small independents and museum stores around the UK.
Instagram handle https://www.instagram.com/britishcolourstandard/
Facebook handle https://www.facebook.com/britishcolourstandard